ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Decathlon battery/starter
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Thread: [Acro] Decathlon battery/starter
Message: [Acro] Decathlon battery/starter
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From: Kathy Lankford <larkbunting at juno.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 16:08:00 UTC
Seems like I just bought that new Concord gel cell and it's already pretty dead. The last one didn't last long either - maybe two years if I eke the very last out of it. For the last six months, even with a full charge, I have to bump the prop against the compression stroke three or four times before it finally goes all the way over. I can get it over compression twice, and if the engine hasn't caught by then, it has to be pushed back to the hangar for charging. I've seen a battery that's older than dirt starting a Piper Archer. Is there some reason to expect such a short life on a Decathlon battery? Has anyone tried switching to a light weight starter, and does it help? Kathy ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.